28 February 2008 22:41 [Source: ICIS news]
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“There will be an impact caused by this shortage, but its dimensions will depend on different aspects such as levels of water available and temperature levels,” Jose Maria Fumagalli, executive director of the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry Association (CIQyP), said in Spanish.
The scarcity of gas for the South American winter season is worrying the Argentine chemical companies. In 2007 the sector experienced a deep shortfall in gas supplies during a colder-than-normal winter, when it snowed in
Solvay Indupa, one of the companies at the
Concerns are rising in the Argentine industry about the lack of long term agreements for natural gas supply between
According to contractual agreements,
In spite of the supply interruptions, Energia Argentina SA (ENARSA) has begun a public bi-national tendering procedure for the construction, equipment and materials for the GNEA pipeline, intended to import gas from
The tendering was open last Tuesday 27th of February, and ENARSA will open the bids next April 27th.
However, Gerardo Rabinovich, director of the technical department of the Argentina Energy Institute, wondered to what extent the project is useful, if Bolivia does not want to hand over what Argentina needs.
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